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The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will select up to three new, freshman students to receive a half-tuition scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. The program serves students who graduate from Kenosha County high schools, attend the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, will be the first in their family to complete a college degree and intend to pursue a major or career path in math, science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, finance or accounting.
UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford is thrilled with the opportunity. "In our 45th academic year we celebrate our central role in building the educational and economic capacity of our region," Ford said. "This includes our distinction of 60 percent of our graduates being the first in their families to earn a four-year degree. Combined with in-demand career paths, this scholarship program will make a great impact on students and the community."
The Kenosha Area Business Alliance Foundation is pleased to support this scholarship program and views it as an important opportunity to better leverage local assets in support of economic development. "Kenosha County's long term economic success depends upon a highly skilled and educated talent pool," noted Todd Battle, president of the Kenosha Area Business Alliance. "Partnering with UW-Parkside to support area graduates in their pursuit of higher education makes good sense."
To be eligible, applicants must plan to graduate from a Kenosha County high school in spring 2014 and be accepted to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside by April 1, 2014; be the first in their family to attend a four-year college; earn a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above; receive an ACT combined score of 23; and must demonstrate unmet financial need. An application process is required with a compelling personal statement regarding their passion/interest for pursuing career in math, science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, finance or accounting.
Learn more about Kenosha Area Business Alliance Foundation and the "Catalyst to Careers" Scholarship Program: http://kaba.org/#/kaba/education_foundation/scholarship_program.asp
To apply for the "Catalyst 2 Careers" scholarship program, contact Heather McGee at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside at Heather.McGee@uwp.edu or by phone at 262-595-2591.